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Calibrated Dividend Growth Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Calibrated Dividend Growth Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver total return by investing primarily in stocks of large U.S. companies that have a history of increasing their dividends.

HIGH-QUALITY UNIVERSE

Companies with consistent dividend growth are often market leaders with stable business models, strong balance sheets, and management teams committed to shareholders.

LOWER RISK PROFILE

Focusing on U.S. companies that have consistently grown their dividends often provides investors with an equity portfolio that has a lower risk profile than the broader market.

GROWTH AND RISING INCOME

A portfolio of consistent dividend growers may provide investors with long-term growth and rising income. Many of these companies have grown their dividends much faster than inflation.

Fund Basicsas of 10/31/2018

Total Net Assets
$2.27 B
Inception Date
12/27/2001
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Fund Expense Ratio
1.72%
Number of Holdings
88
CUSIP
543913834
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000+

Yield

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 11/16/2018  

w/o sales charge 0.81%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 10/31/2018  

0.86%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge -1.03% 4.52% 9.66% 8.28% 11.05% 7.09%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds -1.13% 3.14% 8.44% 7.65% 10.81% -
S&P 500 Index 3.01% 7.35% 11.52% 11.34% 13.24% 7.33%
w/ sales charge -2.01% 4.52% 9.66% 8.28% 11.05% 7.09%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge 6.12% 14.07% 14.89% 10.77% 10.31% 7.58%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 4.74% 10.58% 13.03% 9.74% 9.57% -
S&P 500 Index 10.56% 17.91% 17.31% 13.95% 11.97% 7.82%
w/ sales charge 5.12% 14.07% 14.89% 10.77% 10.31% 7.58%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

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Holdings as of 10/31/2018View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Microsoft Corp. 2.7%
Chevron Corp. 2.7%
Verizon Communications, Inc. 2.6%
McDonald's Corp. 2.6%
Union Pacific Corp. 2.5%
Medtronic, Inc. 2.4%
Coca-Cola Co. 2.4%
NIKE, Inc. 2.2%
Texas Instruments, Inc. 2.1%
Lowe's Cos, Inc. 2.1%
% of Total Assets 24.3%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Walter H. Prahl
Walter H. Prahl, Ph.D.

Partner & Director

33 Years of Industry Experience

pavese
Marc Pavese, Ph.D.

Partner & Portfolio Manager

18 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 38 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 11/16/2018  

w/o sales charge 0.81%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 10/31/2018  

  Subsidized5 Un-Subsidized6
w/o sales charge 0.86% 0.86%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge -1.03% 4.52% 9.66% 8.28% 11.05% 7.09%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds -1.13% 3.14% 8.44% 7.65% 10.81% -
S&P 500 Index 3.01% 7.35% 11.52% 11.34% 13.24% 7.33%
w/ sales charge -2.01% 4.52% 9.66% 8.28% 11.05% 7.09%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge 6.12% 14.07% 14.89% 10.77% 10.31% 7.58%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 4.74% 10.58% 13.03% 9.74% 9.57% -
S&P 500 Index 10.56% 17.91% 17.31% 13.95% 11.97% 7.82%
w/ sales charge 5.12% 14.07% 14.89% 10.77% 10.31% 7.58%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.72%

Year Fund Returns S&P 500 Index
2017 18.22% 21.83%
2016 14.25% 11.96%
2015 -3.07% 1.38%
2014 10.74% 13.69%
2013 26.93% 32.39%
2012 12.30% 16.00%
2011 -0.78% 2.11%
2010 14.04% 15.06%
2009 22.44% 26.46%
2008 -27.79% -37.00%
2007 2.41% -
2006 14.01% -
2005 2.96% -
2004 15.98% -
2003 21.16% -
2002 -8.25% -
2001 0.00% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2018 -2.97% 1.10% 8.17% - 2.15%
2017 4.23% 2.29% 3.16% 7.49% 18.22%
2016 5.79% 4.76% 0.51% 2.56% 14.25%
2015 -0.30% -2.42% -5.83% 5.80% -3.07%
2014 1.35% 4.48% -1.63% 6.31% 10.74%
2013 10.20% 1.12% 5.11% 8.37% 26.93%
2012 10.61% -3.92% 5.54% 0.12% 12.30%
2011 5.47% -0.46% -14.08% 9.98% -0.78%
2010 4.64% -8.36% 10.10% 8.02% 14.04%
2009 -5.36% 9.65% 12.25% 5.11% 22.44%
2008 -8.87% -0.51% -9.28% -12.21% -27.79%
2007 3.33% 4.04% -1.34% -3.44% 2.41%
2006 2.17% 0.47% 3.12% 7.72% 14.01%
2005 -1.26% 1.78% 2.48% -0.03% 2.96%
2004 3.35% 1.53% 1.79% 8.59% 15.98%
2003 -6.10% 11.64% 2.88% 12.34% 21.16%
2002 7.29% -5.50% -13.37% 4.46% -8.25%
2001 - - - - 0.00%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 09/30/2018

  • Lowe’s Company, Inc., a home improvement retailer, is the Fund’s largest overweight position relative to its benchmark, the S&P 500® Index, as of September 30, 2018. We believe that the need for reconstruction following this hurricane season will benefit Lowe’s revenues over the next several quarters.
  • Nike, an American multinational corporation that develops and sells athletic apparel, is another of the Fund’s overweight positions relative to its benchmark. We believe that the company will continue to benefit from market share gains from Adidas, a competitor of Nike that also sells athletic wear.
  • The Fund also has an overweight position in Texas Instruments, Inc., an American technology company, relative to the benchmark. We believe that Texas Instruments remains attractive because of its emphasis on capital allocation to shareholders and its diversified revenue stream. 

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 10/31/2018

Total Net Assets
$2.27 B
Number of Holdings
88
Weighted Average Market Cap.
111.1 B
P/B Ratio
3.7x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 11/30/2017
57.5%
P/E Ratio
19.1x

Contributors & Detractors as of  09/28/2018

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Abbott Laboratories 0.5%
QUALCOMM, Inc. 0.4%
Lowe's Cos, Inc. 0.4%
Microsoft Corp. 0.4%
Union Pacific Corp. 0.4%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Chevron Corp. -0.1%
Microchip Technology, Inc. -0.1%
Flowers Foods, Inc. 0.0%
People's United Financial, Inc. 0.0%
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 0.0%

Attribution Analysis 

Calibrated Dividend Growth Fund Benchmark Variance
Sector Avg. Weight Base Return Avg. Weight Base Return Stock Selection Group Weight Total

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 11/16/2018
$0.095
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
09/27/2018 09/28/2018 09/28/2018 $0.03390 $16.03
06/28/2018 06/29/2018 06/29/2018 $0.03260 $14.85
03/28/2018 03/29/2018 03/29/2018 $0.02850 $14.72

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
12/26/2018 12/27/2018 12/27/2018

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/14/2017 12/15/2017 $0.4707 $0.5160 $0.9867 $15.17

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
12/17/2018 12/18/2018

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 10/31/2018

1.72%

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